Seminar on Syntax and Semantics

Course description Seminar on Syntax and Semantics
Year: 2018-2019
Catalog number: 5513VVORM
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. G. Günes
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 400
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

Syntax 1 & Syntax 2
Semantics 1 & Semantics 2

Description

In this seminar we examine a phenomenon within the syntax-semantics interface. During the first part of the course, we read and discuss the most important articles related to the chosen phenomenon so that students can get acquainted with the issues and analyses of the phenomenon, as well as how theorists approach such linguistic phenomena. In the second part of the course, students choose subparts of the phenomenon to study, either in their own language or in a different language. They report their findings in class and subsequently write up their findings in an academic article.

Course objectives

  • Students learn to read first-hand articles in an advanced level.
  • Students learn to define research questions in the area of syntax-semantics interface.
  • Students learn to conduct research in their own language or in a different language and write up an academic paper.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the website of the Linguistics BA

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

Total course load of 5 x 28 hours= 140 hours

  • Lectures: 26
  • Study of compulsory literature: 30
  • Conduct research (including extra literature): 74
  • Paper writing: 10

Assessment method

Assessment

Presentations
Written paper

Weighing

20% presentation
80% final paper

Resit

Students can resit the final paper.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Complusory reading list will be posted on Blackboard

Reading list

To be determined on the basis of the topic chosen.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

Contact

Prof. dr. L.L. Cheng

Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats

E-mailaddress Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats: osz-oa-wijkplaats@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk

Teacher: Dr. G. Günes

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